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The Somerton Man Case. The body of a man found on an Australian beach close to a major Atomic Testing ground, he was probably poisoned, a copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and an unbroken Code page found and associated to him. Set against a Cold War background in 1948, was this man a spy? We think so and this blog focuses on the evidence that was left behind and in some cases missed, the Code page, Dry Cleaning numbers, A Poem and a small, torn piece of paper bearing the words TAMAM SHUD.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Somerton Man, The 'Code' is Not a 'Code', More Micro Writing Images...

As per yesterdays post, there are a number of images of the Somerton Man code page that contain good examples of micro writing. Some of this writing is extremely small as in less than .7 mm, and some a little larger.

The outcome of the work done is quite surprising in that the 'Code' is not a 'Code', that's not to say there isn't a code on the page but the larger letters that supposedly formed the 'code' page were most likely not letters at all, they are and always were simply trace marks made by the Police and because they didn't have the tools that we now have, they did not see all of the markings that exist in the page and thus only partially completed the tracing task. The real code if it exists is to be found amongst the mass of micro letters and numbers on the page.

To the post..

A number of different styles of disguising the micro writing have been identified and for reference here is a list:

1. Horizontal number sets found in various locations
2. Numbers and letters within the larger letters of the 'code', sometimes these actually 'overhang' the markings made by the SA Police.
3. Circular pattern, numbers and letters appear within a circular pattern in a number of locations on the page, it is thought possible that each pattern contains a completed message.
4. Wavy line, these lines are almost like small banners within which a number or letter set can be found.
5. White or negative shade letters and numbers. There are many instances where white or negative numbers and letters show up, they are mostly in a moderately straight and quite lengthy line.

In the images below I have attempted to include one of each style of writing:

 Within the letter 'D' you should be able to make out a number 765 with smaller numbers beneath. You may also see how the numbers actually cross through the trace lines made by the Police.

Between the 'B' and 'D', the letters AWRX are shown with smaller numbers and letters stretching down to the base of the 'D' This example is quite interesting as it highlights a point made in an earlier post, you will be able to see a line of writing that stretches between the 'A' and the 'B'. If you follow that line carefully you will see how it actually goes on to from an oval shape. That probably means that the 'B' and the 'A' are not letters just incomplete trace lines.

A little above and within the space between the letters 'N' and 'E', you will see more  micro writing. Similarly there is more to be found between and slightly beneath the letters 'T' and 'P'.

 This is the first set of 'letters' in the code, to the left of the 'letter' 'M', you should be able to see 4 sets of numbers in a sort of column with what looks like the word GAP at the bottom.

To the right of the 'M' you can see a circular pattern with letters and numbers within it.

Not highlighted but between the two upright strokes of the 'M' close to the top. there is a small 'banner' containing numbers.

Across to the right now and to the left of the 'I' through to the 'A' and beyond, you should be able make out some negative or white letters and numbers.

Beneath these, across  the 'I' the 'M' and the 'P' there are micro numbers and letters to be found.

There are several examples of micro writing in this section even outside of the highlighted areas. Between the 'B' and the 'A' there is writing and numbers, between the 'B' and 'D' there are what appears to be 3 banners connected and alongside that within the D there are micro numbers shaped to fit within the D. If you look closely you will note that again these numbers overlap the trace marks made by the Police.

Beneath the second 'B', there is a number set highlighted.

Micro letters and numbers appear between the 'I' the 'A' and the 'O' and above and within the two crossed lines, there are examples of micro letters and numbers.

There are many more images that I will load over the next week or two, the bottom line here is that the Somerton Man 'Code' is looking more and more like it was never really a 'code' per se. It was always a page that contained a mass of micro writing which was only partially traced over by the Police at the time. The micro letters and numbers must have had some significance and it may well be that when they have all been recovered in full or in part, a deciphering task could be undertaken. We are certainly not at that point yet.

So, this is a breakthrough and one I am sure will not be that popular with some. There are many people who have devoted enormous amounts of time and effort into cracking this code and working through scenarios all of which now, with all due respect, need to be re thought.

This is not meant to be a criticism of the work of the SA Police, far from it, they did not have the luxury of the tools and techniques that we now posses. The fact that they found anything at all is a real tribute to their skill and perseverance.

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